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Joshua Daniel Hicks

Joshua Daniel Hicks

Owner | Trial Lawyer
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-777-7000
859-533-8270
859-787-0514 (Spanish)
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Josh went to middle school and high school in Fleming County, where he lived on a farm with this family. His father, Dan, worked construction and his mother, Sharon, worked at the local Honda shop. Josh spent his high school years working on various farms (including the family farm) pitching hay, housing tobacco, and building fence.

Josh was a standout offensive and defensive lineman at Fleming County High School and went to Georgetown College to continue his football and academic career.  After three semesters, he left college to work for the same construction company as his father.  After a year or so as an iron worker and rigger, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he was trained as a radio operator and cryptographic custodian.  He married his wife, Bethany, who was born and raised in Maysville, Kentucky, during the first year of his service.  Josh served aboard the USS Ponce and the USS Trenton during two deployments with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  He received his honorable discharge after four years of service, just after the birth of his and Bethany’s beautiful daughter, Kaitlin.

After his Marine Corps service ended, Josh completed training as a certified police officer at EKU’s Department of Criminal Justice Training and began working as a police officer in Bethany’s hometown.  Josh spent five years as a Maysville Police Officer, serving on the Emergency Response Team and as a certified training officer, training new police recruits.  Three years in, Bethany and Josh celebrated the birth of their son, Daniel.  Because he worked nights and weekends at the police department, Josh was able to go back to school at Morehead State University during the day and graduated with honors.  During his time at Morehead State, he began to consider a career as an attorney.

After graduation from Morehead State, Josh applied to and was accepted into the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He was a competitor on national trial teams all three years of law school and built strong ties to the city of Lexington, where his wife opened an insurance agency and his children began attending school.  After law school, Josh went to work for a mid-size firm in Lexington where he litigated and practiced cases from Paducah to Pikeville.  He moved to a regional firm’s Lexington office where he continued to practice with and be mentored by some of the most respected attorneys in the state of Kentucky.  He has represented individuals and businesses across the state in a wide variety of matters, conducting and participating in hundreds of depositions, oral arguments, mediations, and several jury trials.  Josh volunteers his time as a mediator for the Fayette District Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Accident
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Birth Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - May, 2011
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • B.A. magna cum laude - May, 2008
    • Major: Government
  • Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky - 1998

Representative Cases

  • December 2016, Fayette Circuit Court, Ron Hurst v. Philip Caccamise, 14-CI-04138
  • January 2017, Jessamine Circuit Court, Randall Lacy and Karen Mastin v. Robert L. Middleton, 13-CI-00789

Classes/Seminars

  • American Bar Association Litigation Section Conference, San Francisco, California, May 2017
  • National Business Institute “Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky,” Lexington, Kentucky, September 2016 (Presenter)
  • National Business Institute “Police Liability Claims from Start to Finish,” Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2016
  • Kentucky Bar Association Annual Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2015

Honors and Awards

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 6th Region Champion, National Trial Competition - 2011
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 6th Region Champion, National Trial Competition - 2010
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, National Quarterfinalist, National Trial Competition - 2011
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, National Quarterfinalist, National Trial Competition - 2010
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Highest Grade Award (CALI), Litigation Skills
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Outstanding Trial Advocate Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association (KBA), Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), Member
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Limestone Lodge #5, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Maysville Police Department, Patrol/SWAT Operator , 2003 - 2008
  • United States Marine Corps, Sergeant, 1999 - 2003
  • Golden & Walters, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2011 - 2013
  • Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2013 - 2017
  • USS Ponce and the USS Trenton
  • EKU’s Department of Criminal Justice Training, Police Officer
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